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Address: 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 49 52 50 50
Description: Its incredible artistic legacy has made the Theatre des Champs-Elysees a...
Its incredible artistic legacy has made the Theatre des Champs-Elysees a national historic landmark and vital cultural center. With its extraordinary Art Deco 1,900 seats auditorium and exquisite sound, Theatre des Champs-Elysees ensures an unforgettable experience in a spectacular surrounding. For over a century, Theatre des Champs-Elysees has been the place where the most celebrated artists have come to make their names in Paris. The world's finest orchestras and world-class soloists have always been a fixture at the Theatre. Theatre des Champs-Elysees presents more than 200 concerts each year and is renowned for its outstanding performances of all genres, from classical music concerts and staged opera to contemporary dance and jazz. The Theatre des Champs-Elysees welcomes over 300,000 audience members each year.
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Nice venue - tenue correcte exigée? nobody dresses up any more in France...

We went for the Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras at Theatre des Champs-Elysees during Christmas 2014 time. Pas de problème! Seating was fine for the entire family - 5 adults and 2 kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Middleburg, Virginia
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Middleburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went for the Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras at Theatre des Champs-Elysees during Christmas 2014 time. Pas de problème! Seating was fine for the entire family - 5 adults and 2 kids, including an abundance of coats, hats, and gloves that we did not feel like going au vestiaire for coat check. Funny, nobody dresses up in France for these... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We booked the day before for a performance of Mozart, Brahms and Dvorak. We found our seats were in the rear of a family box. This was a surprise, but the family were friendly. The view of the quartet was excellent, the acoustics good and the playing good, if not outstanding.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We recently went to a performance by the Chamber Orchestra of Paris, which included music by Mendelssohn and Mozart. The concert itself was excellent, the venue beautiful, but as most people observe here, the seats absolutely terrible. Granted we hadn't paid for the top priced seats, but reading others' comments even these aren't great! We were lucky we had nobody... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited here on the 23rd of May, having booked well in advance and having asked for a 'good' seat. I paid 140€ for my seat situated in section LC; Row H; place 3. This meant nothing to me as this was my first visit and I said as much to the booking clerk only to be assured that this... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We saw Robert Alagna sing the highlights from Romeo and Juliet by Gounod - it was a wonderful experience. The theatre was a little shabby in comparison with those in London and the interval service much less impressive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We bought tickets to this venue to see and hear Cecilia Bartoli in Rossini's Otello. While the singing was superb, I could not enjoy any of it because the seating conditions offered by the theatre were so bad that no matter how good the show, one cannot enjoy anything when is immobilized in a tiny seat, sweating profusely because of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I’ve visited this venue twice over the years, most recently this past January when the program included Faure’s “Fantasy for Flute” with a solo by Emmanuel Pahud, Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” and a symphony by Saint Saen. The concert hall is located on Avenue Montaigne, about a five minute walk from the Alma Marceau Metro stop. There are a number of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We bought the most expensive seats for a concert with the French national orchestra and it was great. But given it was an orchestra and given the layout of the theatre the cheap seats higher up would probably have been fine. I don't regret having better seatsbut the seating design allows for pretty good views from the less expensive sections.

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surrey, u.k.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have attended a number of performances at this theatre given by the resident orchestra, Orchestre National de France. The theatre has very good acoustics but as has been noted by other reviewers you have to choose your seat carefully because those in the upper levels are absurdly narrow and uncomfortable. I'm surprised the owners have not attended to this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

On the last day of the run of the performance I learned that the Pina Bausch version of Rite of Spring was playing. Per the theater's website, it was sold out, but I have learned from lifetime worldwide experience that it is almost always possible to buy a single seat by going to the theater two hours before the performance.... More 

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This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.